Gay Star News to be media partner of Leeds Pride 2018

Gay Star News to be media partner of Leeds Pride 2018, distributing artist designed Pride Bags to pride goers.


Today, Gay Star News has announced it will become a media partner of Leeds Pride 2018 and will give out 2,500 Pride Bags to the festival crowd.


Leeds Pride’s annual event, which is now in its 12th year, is run on Sunday 5 August 2018. It has seen performances from celebrity allies of the LGBTI community such as Heather Small, Sean Miley Moore, Sonia and many others.


The Pride aims to celebrate, unite and entertain the LGBTI community within Leeds and bring together gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, allies and all members of the LGBTI spectrum.


Liaqat Ali, director of Leeds pride, said: “Leeds Pride has is one of the biggest events in the city and unlike many other larger pride events, it’s still completely free. We are really looking forward to working with Gay Star News and hopefully attracting more people from around the country to our fantastic city”


Gay Star News currently gives out 20,000 free Pride Bags across six national prides, including Birmingham, London, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and now Leeds.


Last year’s Pride Bag additions included Snickers bars, Pink Lady apples and much more with 2018’s selection of goodies set to be GSN’s best ever.


Tris Reid-Smith, editor-in-chief of Gay Star News, said: ‘We are looking forward to partnering with Leeds Pride for the first time this year. It’s an important event for the whole region. Our partnership will showcase Leeds Pride to a new, diverse audience and we hope it will lead to even more people supporting it.’